We’re very pleased to be partnering with the Washington State University Extension Forestry Program (North Puget Sound) for a seminar on September 27th called “Why are all the trees dying?: Forest Health in the Puget Sound.” It’ll be held at the Concrete Community Center at 5:30pm and will be lead by Kevin W. Zobrist.
About the seminar: Dead and dying trees have proliferated throughout western Washington. especially with cedars and hemlocks, causing concern for many property owners. Attend one of these public seminar to learn why so many trees are dying right now and how to recognize when there’s a problem on your property. Topics include insects, diseases, and drought, and what property owners should do (and not do) to increase tree resilience and mitigate impacts.
Kevin W. Zobrist: Kevin is an associate professor at Washington State University, overseeing the Extension Forestry program in Island, King, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish,and Whatcom Counties. Kevin joined WSU Extension in 2007. He provides forestry education programming, including the forest stewardship “Coached Planning” short courses, workshops on a variety of forestry topics, interpretive programs, and individual assistance for landowners. He also develops publications, technical manuals, and other resources for forest landowners. Kevin has a BS in forest management and an MS in forest economics, both from the University of Washington. Before joining the faculty at WSU, he was a research scientist at the University of Washington College of Forest Resources.